bathing beauty

[ bey-th ing ]
/ ˈbeɪ ðɪŋ /

noun

an attractive woman in a bathing suit, especially an entrant in a beauty contest.

Nearby words

  1. bathers,
  2. bathetic,
  3. bathhouse,
  4. bathinette,
  5. bathing,
  6. bathing cap,
  7. bathing costume,
  8. bathing machine,
  9. bathing suit,
  10. bathing trunk nevus

Origin of bathing beauty

First recorded in 1915–20

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British Dictionary definitions for bathing beauty

bathing beauty

/ (ˈbeɪðɪŋ) /

noun

an attractive girl in a swimming costumeAlso called (old-fashioned): bathing belle
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